Current Affairs GK

1

With reference to the Genetically Modified mustard (GM mustard) developed in India, consider the following statements :

  1. GM mustard has the genes of a soil bacterium that give the plant the property of pest-resistance to a wide variety of pests.
  2. GM mustard has the genes that allow the plant cross-pollination and hybridization.
  3. GM mustard has been developed jointly by the IARI and Punjab Agricultural University.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3
2

With reference to the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), consider the following statements :

  1. IRNSS has three satellites in geostationary and four satellites in geosynchronous orbits.
  2. IRNSS covers entire India and about 5500 sq. km beyond its borders. 
  3. India will have its own satellite navigation system with full global coverage by the middle of 2019.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. None
3

Which one of the following is the theme of the International Day for Monuments and Sites (World Heritage Day) 2017?

  1. The Heritage of Sport
  2. Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism
  3. Past and Present Heritage
  4. Heritage and Science
4

SAMPADA scheme is being implemented by the Ministry of

  1. Finance
  2. Housing and Urban Affairs
  3. Food Processing Industries
  4. Earth Sciences
5

According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2017 released by the World Economic Forum, among the 136 economies across the world, India ranked

  1. 50th
  2. 40th
  3. 30th
  4. 20th
6

Which one of the following is the theme of the World Health Day, 2017 celebrated by the World Health Organization?

  1. Diabetes
  2. Food Safety
  3. Depression: Let's Talk
  4. Ageing and Health
7

Which one of the following Ministries has launched a new programme on Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS) to foster and promote R&D?

  1. Ministry of Earth Sciences
  2. Ministry of Science and Technology
  3. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
  4. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
8

Which one of the following is the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

  1. Zabivaka
  2. Fuleco
  3. Zakumi
  4. Footix
9

Which one of the following countries was defeated by the Indian Women's hockey team in the final match, to lift the Asian Champions Trophy 2016?

  1. Japan
  2. Pakistan
  3. Bangladesh
  4. China
10

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in November 2016, has constituted a four-member team for conservation and management of which one of the following lakes?

  1. Dal Lake, Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Damdama Lake, Haryana
  3. Loktak Lake, Manipur
  4. Chilika Lake, Odisha
11

Which of the following statements with regard to the Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana is/are correct?

  1. This is a scheme on entrepreneurship education and training.
  2. The scheme spans over a period of five years (2016-17 to 2020-21) with a project cost of around Rs. 500 crore.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
12

World Science Day for Peace and Development (organised by UNESCO) is celebrated worldwide on 10th November every year. Which one of the following was the theme for the year 2016?

  1. Quality Science Education : ensuring a sustainable future for all
  2. Science for the rapprochement of peoples and cultures
  3. Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums
  4. Science for a Sustainable Future
13

Which one of the following cities hosted the first International Agrobiodiversity Congress in the month of November 2016?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Jakarta
  3. Colombo
  4. Dhaka
14

The largest greenhouse gas leakage in the US history took place in February 2016. The gas was:

  1. Carbon dioxide
  2. Methane
  3. Chlorofluorocarbon
  4. Nitrous oxide